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A Guide to the Lyons New Media Centre

The Lyons New Media Centre (LNMC) is a vibrant space for the creation and use of modern and classic media in teaching, learning, and research at McMaster University.

Camera & Filming Equipment

Lyons has several pieces of equipment that can be booked and borrowed for filming/photography purposes. This equipment is available for loan periods up to 24 hours. Bookings need to be done in advance (at least 24 hours).

  • Video cameras (capable of photography or film; primarily used for film)
  • Point and shoot camera (capable of photography or film; primarily used for photography)
  • Lavalier mics (wired). Single and double mics. Can be used with video cameras or smart phones
  • Tripods
  • Portable green screen (frame & fabric)

See specific details of equipment on the booking system page (linked above) by hovering over the name in the list.

Microphones & Headphones

The following equipment is for use within Lyons only, and limited to 2 hours per day. These do not need to be booked; simply ask to sign them out at the Help Desk and use at one of our computers or in our Edit Suites.

  • Yeti condenser microphones (x2)
  • Headphones (priority use in edit suites)

Virtual Reality Headsets

General Info

These items are available for 2 hour loans, for use within Lyons only.

  • Google Cardboard
  • Samsung VR headset - Download VR apps from the Oculus store

Help Links

Wacom Art Tablets

Wacom art tablets are available for check out at the Help Desk. The art tablets are for use in Lyons along with the computers and Adobe software.

These are tablets and stylus are good for when you want precision in your digital work. Ideal for anyone creating digital art!

SD Card Readers & Audio Splitter

SD card readers and audio splitters are available at the Help Desk and for use within Lyons. Check out at the Help Desk with valid MAC ID card.

Crafting and Relaxation

Found in the Zen Zone (L414)

  • Knitting kits (wool and various needles)
  • Colouring pages and pencil crayons
  • Origami paper
  • Puzzles
  • Word searches and magazines

Starter tutorials for knitting:

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